W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-webauthn@w3.org > January 2019

[webauthn] new commits pushed by emlun

From: Emil Lundberg via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:00:36 +0000
To: public-webauthn@w3.org
Message-ID: <push-776b7b14d6e8f64b101db7e92318c877c588e861-1547838035-sysbot+gh@w3.org>

The following commits were just pushed by emlun to https://github.com/w3c/webauthn:

* Determine appid extension output after authenticator returns

This fixes the following corner case:

1. The user has a U2F authenticator A plugged in, which has been
   registered via the U2F API (i.e., with AppID).
2. The user has a CTAP2 authenticator B plugged in, which has been
   registered via the WebAuthn API (i.e., with RP ID).
3. The user initiates an authentication ceremony and the RP sets the
   `appid` extension.
4. The client runs the above client processing and discovers that
   authenticator A does not contain a credential for the RP ID, and
   retries with the AppID. This succeeds, and the client sets the
   extension's _output_ to `true`.
5. The client initiates authentication requests with both authenticator
   A and B, which both prompt the user for consent.
6. The user confirms user consent on authenticator B, which generates an
   assertion for the RP ID.
7. The client returns the assertion for the RP ID and the `appid` client
   extension output set to `true`.

So it was possible for the extension output to end up being `true` even
though the RP should verify the assertion using the RP ID and not the
  by Emil Lundberg
Received on Friday, 18 January 2019 19:00:37 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Tuesday, 5 July 2022 07:26:36 UTC